Tom Quigg, a longtime real estate broker from Aberdeen, was selected to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission Monday afternoon.
The seat was previously held by Jack Thompson, who died after sustaining injuries in a fall while on Port business in Santiago, Chile, in October. At the time of his death, Thompson was serving his fifth 6-year term on the commission.
Quigg is a commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen. He was one of seven applicants for a position on the three-person board.
Commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac announced their selection after a brief executive session. Both commissioners called Quigg their top pick, but admitted with the large number of diversely qualified applicants the decision was not easy.
Quigg’s appointment becomes effective at the next regular commission meeting Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. The appointment will last through the next regular Port election in November 2019. At that time, Quigg and anyone registered to vote in District 2 can file their candidacy for the office. The winner of that election will then begin his or her 6-year term.